Gorgeous Northwest Maui Beach Proposal

Dillon wanted beautiful scenery for his proposal to sweetheart Emily. We talked about the pros and cons of a Haleakala proposal versus a beach proposal. In the end, Dillon loved the idea of doing a day of sightseeing followed by a walk on the beach where he could propose before a romantic dinner.


Dillon asked for beach recommendations nearby their hotel in Kaanapali and was drawn to the look of this wide open beach. Our associate Amber would be waiting for them towards the entrance, pretending to be another beachgoer. As they passed by her, she would discreetly get into place to capture the big moment.


Originally, we planned to use the left side of the beach. However when Amber arrived, that area was crowded. She quickly texted Dillon that he should go to the right instead and placed their orchid flower circle so he knew exactly where to go.

Amber’s quick thinking ensured that Dillon and Emily’s engagement happened on their own section of beach. Plus, it was a great reminder of why we love using long beaches that have ample space.

Emily was thrilled at Dillon’s beautifully planned beach proposal and was even more surprised that he had a photographer there!


At first, it was gorgeous and sunny on the beach. A raincloud came by and the sky got dark. We had a few sprinkles and suddenly an amazing double rainbow appeared. It was the perfect time to head to our second location, where we escaped the rain and ended with a sunset dance along the shoreline.

orchid flower circle on Maui beach for proposal

couple walking to beach proposal spot

beach proposal in northwest Maui

Beach proposal in Kapalua, Maui

Dillon proposed to Emily in a circle of flowers on the beach

Emily was surprised by Dillon's proposal

Couple kiss after surprise beach proposal in Maui

Emily was shocked to have a Maui proposal photographer

Looks on their faces after just getting engaged

Detail of engagement ring

Couple walking down the beach during Maui engagement session

Couple kisses while purple orchids are thrown in the air

Emily looks at camera while Dillon kisses her hair

Engagement photos with greenery background

Kiss under the rainbow

Couple stands under double rainbow and gloomy sky

Dillon hugs Emily with the ocean in the background

Couple gazes off into the distance while standing under palm trees

Twirling in the shorebreak at sunset

Dancing on the beach

Kiss during dip

Dillon and Emily, thank you so much for allowing Engaged on Maui to help plan your gorgeous Northwest Maui beach proposal! Here’s to kissing in the rain and dancing on the beach!

Photography by our associate photographer Amber The Perfect Proposal

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